A coalition of California-based agencies and advocacy groups teamed up to raise awareness about the impact of early childhood trauma and to push for change in education and health policy.
Despite the prevalence of childhood trauma, few early education programs are prepared to help the more than 35 million children in the country who have experienced trauma, researchers say.
A new campaign reminds teachers of their positive impact on students who have been abused or have witnessed violence.
School districts are supposed to spend $400 million a year on those services.
School districts ask adults to model calm behavior.
The one-day training is seen as the first step in dealing with chronic trauma.
The first-of-its-kind lawsuit uses special education laws to demand trauma services.